In its role as a state investor of pension funds, AP6 shall create a return for pensioners by investing in a sustainable and responsible manner. This means that portfolio holdings shall grow and create returns through efficient resource utilisation, minimum environmental footprint, and by promoting social development and fair working conditions.
AP6 invests in private equity exclusively which means that AP6's approach to responsible investment is developed specifically for investments in private equity, both direct investments and fund investments. Sustainability is an integral part of the investment process, including investment selection and monitoring. Thus, sustainability is part of the due diligence process and the investment decision. High-level ESG goals are set for portfolio companies, and monitored at least on a yearly basis. Depending on governance model, AP6 can influence portfolio companies sustainability approach through the board of directors or through engagement with other owners.
A publically available Code of Conduct, together with an internal ownership- and governance policy provides the basis for AP6's approach to responsible investment.